Teaching Your Children How to Treat You

Teaching Your Children How to Treat You

Your kids are almost inevitably going to attempt to disrespect you at some point. It’s just part of growing up and testing their boundaries. How you react and what you allow will go a long way in determining your child’s behavior towards you and others in the future. With that in mind, I’ve got a few tips for you today on how to effectively deal with disrespectful behavior in a way that will both deter the disdain and still be… Continue Reading

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

There’s only one thing I know that compares to the feelings of frustration and powerlessness parents experience when their kids won’t sleep, and that’s when they won’t eat. Or maybe they’ll eat, provided they’re given exactly what they want, which usually involves those trademark “beige foods” like chicken nuggets, goldfish crackers, toaster waffles, and a variety of similar high-carb, low nutrition options. What I discovered after a lot of trial and error with my first-born was that there’s a pretty… Continue Reading

Bedtime Routines

Bedtime Routines

We’ve all got a little ritual we go through when we’re putting our kids to bed. We obviously need to get them into appropriate sleeping attire, get their teeth brushed, change their diaper and so on, but what a lot of people don’t realize is that a bedtime routine is a really effective tool for getting your baby to sleep. When done right, the bedtime routine helps baby’s brain to realize that it’s almost time for bed, which prompts melatonin… Continue Reading

Why is My Baby Waking Up at Night?

Why is My Baby Waking Up at Night?

Life would be a whole lot easier if babies came with an interpreter. Crying is basically their only way to let you know something’s bothering them, but it can mean anything from hunger to a wet diaper to tiredness, and everything in between. And when they’re crying in the night for no apparent reason, that inability to communicate can be frustrating for both of you. But take heart! In today’s video, I’m going to run through some of the reasons… Continue Reading

Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment

Creating the Perfect Sleep Environment

When it comes to decorating baby’s nursery, we tend to pay a lot of attention to the visual appeal and not think so much about the practicality. Mobiles, night lights, star projectors, and faux aquariums may look nice to us, but they might be standing in the way of a good night’s sleep. In today’s video, I’ve got some practical tips to help you create an ideal environment to help your baby get to sleep and stay asleep, and do… Continue Reading

Baby Wakes Up When I Put Her In the Crib

Baby Wakes Up When I Put Her In the Crib

How many times have you been through this situation? You rock your baby to sleep in your arms until she’s out like a light, and then the moment you put her into her crib, her eyes pop open and she won’t go back to sleep no matter what you do. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever met a parent who hasn’t experienced this, and it’s just as confusing for each and every one of them. Why on earth would a… Continue Reading

Developmental Milestones

Developmental Milestones

Teething, rolling over, learning to stand up, these are all wonderful moments in your baby’s development that you’ll remember forever. When it comes to their sleep though, developmental milestones can be a real impediment to them getting to sleep and staying asleep through the night. In today’s video, I’ve got some great tips to help you minimize the fallout from these hiccups and help keep your baby on track during naps and through the night while they master these newfound… Continue Reading

The Importance of Regular Bedtimes

The Importance of Regular Bedtimes

I know that we tend to view the weekends and summer vacation as an excuse to push bedtimes back and sleep in. After all, it shouldn’t matter what time we get to bed and wake up just as long as we’re getting enough sleep overall, right? Getting enough sleep at night is definitely crucial to feeling our best the next day, but there’s actually a really good case to be made for going to bed at the same time every… Continue Reading

3 Tips for Nap Time Success

3 Tips for Nap Time Success

Once they’ve committed to a sleep coaching program, most parents tend to see results in their baby’s nighttime sleep in as little as two or three nights. But when it comes to naps, things tend to move a whole lot slower. There are a few reasons for this. The sun is out, there’s more environmental noise, and there’s just a lot more activity surrounding them during the day, which can all lead to poor-quality naps during the day. And as… Continue Reading

Promoting Long, Restful Naps

Promoting Long, Restful Naps

I’ve worked with a lot of parents who are under the impression that, if their baby doesn’t sleep during the day, they’ll sleep better at night. After all, he’ll be so tired when bedtime rolls around that he’ll just conk out and sleep peacefully until late the next morning. Right? Wrong! Naps are an essential part of your little one’s sleep schedule, and skipping them or moving them around will have a negative effect of baby’s nighttime sleep. In today’s… Continue Reading

3 Biggest Bedtime Mistakes

3 Biggest Bedtime Mistakes

If your little one’s not sleeping well, the first place to look for the problem is at bedtime. A well-crafted, consistent bedtime routine is the foundation for great sleep skills, but what’s the secret to crafting one that works? I’ve got three great tips for you in today’s video to help you do just that! If your baby, infant or toddler is having trouble sleeping through the night, help is just a click away! The Sleep Sense Program has helped… Continue Reading

3 Ways to Stop a Toddler Tantrum

3 Ways to Stop a Toddler Tantrum

You’ll probably never completely avoid the toddler meltdown scenario, (if you do, myself and every other mom on earth wants to know your secret!) but there are ways to keep them as short and civil as possible. Today, I’ve got a few tips for helping to settle your little one when they start to go off the rails. Are you frustrated (and sometimes embarrassed) by your child’s tantrums and outbursts… whining and fighting… or other “bad” behavior? Does your house… Continue Reading

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